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Looking after yourself during lockdown

Resources and campaigns to help you stay active.

We are here to support you with staying active and looking after yourself during lockdown.

We have put together this list of campaigns and resources which you may find helpful.

If you have any questions or need any support please get in touch,

Please make sure you pick a safe space to complete any exercises and that you're able to participate in physical activity. If you have any medical concerns, or are new to physical activity please seek advice from a medical professional before starting.

Online classes


Free Zumba live streams for York St John University staff and students

Get fit and have loads of fun with Zumba live streams. They are free and take place every week on:

  • Mondays at 6.30pm (Zumba)
  • Tuesdays at 7:00pm (Zumba Toning)
  • Wednesdays at 6:00pm (Zumba Step)
  • Thursdays at 5.30pm (Zumba). 

For more information and to sign up email using your York St John University staff or student email address.


Marina teaches Pilates classes via Zoom through MI Studio.

More online class details will be added shortly

Workouts and healthy living support

We will be sharing workout plans, advice and support through our social media pages.

Please follow us on Instagram and Facebook.


Pledge for 30

Pledge for 30 is about helping you to commit to a small, healthy behaviour change for 30 days, with the hope that after the 30 days this has become a normal part of your everyday life.

We’ve put together a pledge pack which includes a pledge declaration, a progress calendar, and some advice about how to pick your pledge and how to maximise your chances of success. 

Read more about Pledge for 30 on our dedicated campaigns page

Ditch Your Desk

Ditch Your Desk is all about taking a break to move more and explore everyday, whether that’s campus, the city of York, your garden or your local area.

To help you with this we have provided a range of maps and guides for York and the surrounding area, Leeds, East Riding and North Yorkshire, available through the link below.

Read more about Ditch Your Desk on our dedicated campaigns page

5x5 a day

5x5 a day aims to help you integrate some additional physical activity in to your day in manageable blocks of 5 repetitions, 5 times a day.

We have created a weekly list of 5x5 a day exercises, a weekly checklist so you can tick off each time you complete a set of 5 and information on each exercise.

Read more about 5x5 a day on our social media pages and dedicated campaigns page.

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